Biography: Charles Henry White was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied in Europe and in the United States, at the Art Student League in New York City, while perfecting the technique of pen and ink drawing. In 1901 he met the famed etcher Joseph Pennell in Venice, who encouraged the young White to study etching. White gained fame for his atmospheric etchings of American and European cities. White died in Nice on the French Riviera in 1918.